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Looking to move

Discussion in 'Family Life' started by CrealCritter, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Dec 7, 2018
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

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    I think Alaska gets enough money for mining permits, that the state actually send checks out to residents. Yep, google Alaska Permanent Fund.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2018
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    I guess I want the illusion of "out there" but not so far out that I can't drive home on a good road. Access by snow mobile or airplane is too isolated for me. If you get the place, we will have to come for a visit.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2018
    Hinotori

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    I have the illusion of living in the country, but Starbucks is only 4 miles away for hubby. Half hour to the doctor or hospital or big city (Tacoma). I don't think at this point I could do actual living in the middle of nowhere.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    With my DH's health problems - out of the question. But, a vacation destination isn't out of the question, lol.
     
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    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Double deal - bring your husband also.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    I'm fixing breakfast for dinner tonight. Eggs bacon, gravy & biscuits. So might be a good time to have a conversation about:

    120 acres in Alaska, thats never been mined, with breath taking views of snow capped mountians, with a 1800 sq ft log house dried in and wood stove, sitting on a lake that your can drink from, that's approximately 35 miles north of the artic circle and accessable by float or ski plane. No taxes (income, sales, property) and not a soul around for miles in any direction and where you won't have to worry about meat or water and you can do whatever you want, whenever you want.

    <--- I'm warming up.

    How's that for a run on sentence :rolleyes: sure am glad we don't have Grammer police on this forum.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    I say go for it! Ya will never know until you try! (Glad there's no grammar police!)
     
  8. Dec 8, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    I love my wife :) the conversation started like this... Hey Hun you remember me telling you about that property in Alaska that my boss has? She said yeah vaguely. Then I proceeded to tell her all about it. She said 120 acres and a 1800 sqft log house. A 120 acres is huge but just where is this in a Alaska? I said let me show you on Google maps, so I brought up Google maps and found approx where it's located. She wait a min the artic circle is south of there (she could see it when I was fudging with Google maps). I said yes approx 35 miles south. She said just how do you get there? Is said well there are no trails or roads so you get there via float or ski plane. I said over the course of a couple of weeks a guy could probably cut a trail for a 4 wheeler or snowmobile down to bettles but you can only get to bettles via plane anyways so what's the sense in that? plus bettles is only 13 people.

    She started laughing, looked at me and and waved bye. She said there is no way i am living there, how much is your boss gonna pay me to live there? I said the state of Alaska pays you to live there and there are no taxes (property, income, sales). I could see the wheels turning in her mind and after about 30 seconds.

    She then said well honestly 120 acres is huge and it already has a log house on it. We would be silly not to take this seriously wouldn't we? I said absolutely it's unmolested artic wilderness, water is so clean you drink right from the lake, there is not a soul for miles in any direction. Plus it comes with mineral rights and has never been mined. She then said yeah like you would ever find gold there? I said I wouldn't even think of trying to find gold. Then she said ok let's look at it further, talk to your son's between all you men you should be able to easily raise enough cash to buy it. But let me make one thing perfectly clear. I am not living there. They have 4 weeks of summer and 4 weeks of darkness in the winter. No way Jose, I am not living there period - you got that? Yep got it loud and clear!

    So now i'm not looking to move but i got the green light from the CFO to purchase the place :)
     
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  9. Dec 8, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    She's a great woman with a wonderful head on her shoulders! But - you still got a WIN! I foresee wonderful Alaskan vacations in your future.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Yep I'm gonna trademark her ™.

    I got the exact longitude and lattitue today. I found the house on Google maps but you can only see the brown roof zoomed in and that's it. You can also see where they cut spruce to build the house and also where they peeled the logs and cut them to length.

    The red arrow points to the house. You can also see where they cut a trail from the lake to the river. The black on top is the large lake, which belongs to the state of Alaska. I believe all waterways are state property.
    IMG_20181207_204012.jpg

    Here's a good zoomed out view of the surrounding wilderness. The dark blue water is very deep water. This is a mountain we're talking about, not at all flat lands.
    IMG_20181207_204115.jpg

    Sumi wanted snow so she's gonna have to come for a visit. Bring your .45 though that's about all I can say.

    More zoomed out, bettles is on the bottom left, the white mouse pointer is approx where the property is. You can see the property is atop a mountain bluff, with steep cliffs on the right of the picture.
    IMG_20181207_211417888.jpg

    I'm really excited about this - if you couldn't already tell. I envision myself spending weeks at a time out there, doing whatever it is I want to do, whenever I want to do whatever it is I wanted to do.:cool:
     
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